Muhammad Akili Maulidi and Yusuf Miraj Ahmad have become some of the few Malawian Muslims to graduate from Al-Azhar University in Egypt.
Maulidi has graduated in Bachelors of Arts degree in Libraries and Informational Technology while Ahmad has graduated in Islamic Shariah (Law).
Since its establishment, many Muslims from different countries including Malawi have attained their tertiary education from Al-Azhar University.
The first Malawian student to be enrolled was Dr Salmin Omar in 1980s who is the current Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) Secretary General. But with other students, Dr Omar got scholarships to proceed their higher education in different countries.
Maulidi who is also Malawi Muslims official website Senior Writer said he was delighted that he has finally achieved a feat that has been his ambition.
“The excellence education that I have attained here has increased my knowledge as such Malawimuslims.com readers should expect more educative articles from all corners of life; religious, social, political and economic from an Islamic perspective,” he told malawimuslims.com from Cairo.
The 24-year old Muslim writer who hails from Salima district joined Malawi Muslims official website in 2010 and has written hundreds of Islamic articles on different subjects.
Meanwhile, Malawi Muslims official website Chief Executive Officer Marshall Dyton has since congratulated Maulidi for attaining such a high qualification.
“His graduation is a major boost to us as Malawi Muslims Official Website especially this time when we plan to add more features on the website which will require more dedicated and hardworking people like Muhammad Maulidi,” he said.
“Maulidi is one of the few Muslim writers who have made Malawi Muslims website to be where it is now. When other Muslims were reluctant to write articles for free, Maulidi alongside other brothers have been writing Islamic articles on voluntary basis – a great job that needs a credit. I wish him all the best and still expect more from him,” added the CEO.
Some of Malawian Muslims who are the products of Al-Azhar University are former Member of Parliament Said Wanja Mjaidi, Jafar Muhammad Wamila, Yunusu Imran Kamwana and Amin Issah Mafunga.